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Pros are changing up their portfolios due to the unexpected decline in rates. How they’re playing it

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE Technology and growth stocks are back in favor with some investors, and the trend has been helped by a surprise drop in bond yields. The 10-year Treasury yield was at 1.46% Friday, after touching 1.43% Thursday, its lowest level since March 3. Yields […]

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These charts show the highest and lowest corporate tax rates around the world

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (center), U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (right) attend the first day of the G-7 Finance Ministers Meeting at Lancaster House in London on June 4, 2021. Stefam Rousseau | AFP | Getty Images Finance ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) advanced nations agreed on Saturday to back […]

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Tech companies made big pledges to fight racism last year — here’s how they’re doing so far

Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee Last June, social media feeds became flooded with corporate statements about how companies would promote racial equity within and beyond their workforce. The commitments came after the police murder of George Floyd […]

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Amazon’s new $180 tablet is good, but most people should still get an iPad

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet Todd Haselton | CNBC I’ve been testing Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 Plus tablet for the past several days. It started shipping to customers earlier this week and starts at $179.99, a little more than half the price of the entry-level iPad. The Fire HD 10 Plus is Amazon’s […]

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Microsoft is the most popular ESG stock, along with these other names

Morgan Stanley recently said that ESG will be the defining acronym of the next decade, likely to dominate financial markets during the 2020s. Alicia Llop | Getty Images This week the S&P 500 ESG index underwent its annual rebalance and reconstitution, meaning there could be some shuffling in sustainability-focused funds that track the index. In […]

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How Apple’s latest iOS update could help Amazon’s growing ad business

An illustrative image of Amazon Shopping app seen on a mobile phone screen in front of an old (L) and a new (R) Amazon Shopping app icons displayed on a screen. Amazon has quietly changed its new Amazon Shopping app icon, replacing the blue ribbon on top that drew some unfavorable comparisons. On Wednesday, March […]

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YouTube is a media juggernaut that could soon equal Netflix in revenue

Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube speaking at #VidCon, July 23, 2015. Harriet Taylor | CNBC Google’s YouTube is already the world’s largest online video platform. If continues growing the way it has the last several quarters, it could also match Netflix in revenues by year’s end. In its first-quarter earnings report Tuesday, Google parent company Alphabet […]

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures mixed as Tesla kicks off tech earnings Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures were mixed ahead of an onslaught of tech earnings this week, starting with […]

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College students are getting valuable career experience working as brand ambassadors for companies like TikTok and Bumble

Companies like TikTok and Bumble are hiring college students to work as brand ambassadors on campus. These jobs pay better than typical college jobs like food service and retail — and provide valuable career experience. Students say they’ve learned about marketing, content creation and management while working as brand ambassadors — and grown their network […]

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Taxes and inflation will be key themes for markets in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The final week of April is going to be a busy one for markets with a Federal Reserve meeting and a deluge of earnings news. Hot topics in markets will continue to be inflation and taxes. President Joe Biden is expected to detail […]

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